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Paul Mayer is a guest blogger. He operates under the name "ToolMetrix" (because of his passion for detailed tool analysis) and his work can be found on his: YouTube Channel: (youtube.com/c/ToolMetrix) Instagram Feed: (instagram.com/ToolMetrix) Facebook Page: (facebook.com/ToolMetrix)
Five Woodworking Tips for Complex Builds
By Paul Mayer on June 27, 2022

Woodworking glue-ups can be complicated, which causes stress for many woodworkers.  The risk is that you are unable to complete the assembly before...

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How To Use Grain Filler To Improve Wood Finish
By Paul Mayer on June 13, 2022

When finishing a porous hardwood such as oak or walnut, the open pore structure can cause your final surface to appear coarse and rippled rather than...

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Five Tips for Starting a Woodworking YouTube Channel
By Paul Mayer on May 30, 2022

In a recent blog, I presented some reasons why I think you should consider starting a YouTube channel to share your woodworking with the world.  If...

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Meet David Sterling: The World's First One-Armed Professional Bowl Turner
By Paul Mayer on May 16, 2022

US Combat Veteran David Sterling earned a Purple Heart for wounds received in the line of duty and a Silver Star for valorous actions during his...

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Three Reasons Why You Should Start a Woodworking Channel on YouTube
By Paul Mayer on May 2, 2022

If you’re like many woodworkers, you occasionally watch a woodworking video on YouTube and say to yourself “I could do that.” You might even say “I...

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Finishing Tips From Wood Turning Pro Michael Earley
By Paul Mayer on April 18, 2022

I recently had the opportunity to attend a finishing seminar that was led by renown artist/woodturner Michael Early. Michael produces some of the...

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Turn a Copper and Wood Barrel Bottle Stopper
By Paul Mayer on April 4, 2022

Turning bottle stoppers is highly addictive, and this copper and wood barrel wine bottle stopper is an example of where that rabbit hole can take...

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How to Turn Awesome Bottle Stoppers
By Paul Mayer on March 21, 2022

Bottle stoppers are one of the simplest turning projects to make, and they make great gifts or impulse purchase items at craft shows. If you have a...

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Block Plane Trash to Treasure in 30 Minutes
By Paul Mayer on March 7, 2022

Even the most hard core power tool woodworker needs a couple good block planes; one standard, and one low angle for planing end grain. I use mine for...

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Berry Bowl Straining: A Simple, Useful and Unique Turning Project
By Paul Mayer on February 21, 2022

One of the most heavily used projects that I’ve ever made is the berry bowl which I use every day, often multiple times. In all of my years perusing...

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